Joe joined Livingstone in 2017 where he primarily focuses on the Business Services sector. Prior to joining Livingstone, Joe worked at KPMG in the Corporate Finance team, providing valuation advice and other transaction services. Joe is a chartered accountant and graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 with first class honours.
Education & Qualifications
- University of Sheffield
The insurance broking industry in the UK is worth £14.9bn and has grown steadily at 2.8% p.a. since 2013. However, the industry is now reaching an inflection point in the midst of growing commoditisation and consolidation. This is having a profound effect on the M&A market.
2018 is proving a robust M&A market for successful consultancy firms globally thus far. Deal volumes are high and valuations remain at attractive levels relative to recent history.
In The Press
In an article for Computer Weekly, Joe Austin, Analyst at Livingstone explores the rapidly developing world of drone technology which has burst onto the commercial and consumer industry scene.